Tuesday, March 16, 2004

Interesting Visitors

Greetings to whomever visited me through the domain nipr.mil.

An interesting domain:

"Nipr.mil is not a single domain a but a hush-hush web proxy that acts as a gateway for hundreds of U.S. military domains in order to hide their identities. It was established by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) in response to a memorandum (CM-5 1099, INFOCOM) issued in March 1999 by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, calling for "actions to be taken to increase the readiness posture for Information Warfare." "Uncontrolled Internet connections," the document says, "pose a significant and unacceptable threat to all Department of Defense information systems and operations."
I especially find the last sentence to be incredibly interesting considering such things as The First Amendment to the United States Constitution. However, it appears to be a type of firewall, behind which military computers can connect to the web without fear of being identified and/or hacked.

Maybe it's just that innocent; protecting military computers. That sentence above, still bothers me, though.

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